Northwest Region

Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

Northwest Region

WIS 13 - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

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The purpose of this project was to conduct road safety audit/road safety assessment (RSA) to identify safety issues that may be contributing to the reported crashes along the WIS 13 corridor and to identify potential measures to mitigate these issues.

Another goal of the RSA was to review planned improvements for the area, incorporate the RSA findings with the planned improvements where applicable, and to help facilitate communication among the Red Cliff community, WisDOT and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

As part of the US 2 project, WisDOT entered into an agreement with the tribe to enhance economic development by:

  • Providing a TrANS (Transportation Alliance for New Solutions) workshop to provide training to increase the tribe’s local construction labor pool.
  • Providing a pre-DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) workshop to increase the awareness of the DBE certification process and opportunities available through certification.
  • Hiring of a tribal monitor that provide oversight on the project’s impact on historical and cultural properties important to the tribe.

USH 2 Study

WisDOT and the Bad River Band are partnering on a long range study that will evaluate the operational issues, environmental constraints, and substandard roadway elements along the USH 2 corridor between Ashland and Hurley, and specifically within the Bad River Reservation.  The goal of the study is to develop consensus on a plan that will incorporate possible enhancements to the highway system that will facilitate the preservation of the USH 2 corridor and its footprint through the tribal and adjacent communities by developing a mutually agreed upon future improvement concept and construction process that is acceptable to all parties.

WIS 77 - Town of Swiss, St. Croix Chippewa Community


In 2008, a cooperative effort between WisDOT, the town of Swiss, St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Burnett County and Northwest Regional Planning Commission initiated a study of existing conditions to identify future transportation needs in the Danbury area.

A public informational meeting was conducted in early 2009 to gather community input/concerns regarding the existing transportation system. One of the major impacts was the casino expansion underway on behalf of the tribe.

  • Town of Swiss Transportation Element Update to the Town of Swiss Comprehensive Plan and Potential Alternatives for Future Multi-Modal Transportation Improvements within the Danbury Area

For more information, contact:

Nicole Flamang, NW Regional Tribal Liaison
(715) 392-7931

NW Region Office
718 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone (715) 836-2891
Fax (715) 836-2807